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Sustainable Finance Masterclass (SuFi)

Prochaine session : 2024/10/01 2024/12/06
  • Durée : Court
  • Langue : EN
  • Prix : 1500
  • Executive Master : Non

The Sustainable Finance (SuFi) Master Class, launched in Belgium in 2021, is a unique Master Class in sustainable finance for today's leaders. Today's decision-makers' challenge in all sectors is to implement the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and truly sustainable economy within a short timeframe. This requires fluent literacy in sustainable finance. With this Master Class, we aim to attract the most influential leaders of today and deliver a unique experience that equips participants with the knowledge and networks required to integrate sustainable finance in their daily decisions.

It is an introduction to sustainable finance for high level professionals working in a range of sectors, from political leaders, university deans, public figures to directors of associations, European commission technocrats and executive directors willing to transform their practices towards improved sustainability, and who realize that, to do so, they need to understand how finance impacts climate challenges, food, housing, biodiversity, culture, or energy, to name a few societal challenges.

The course was designed and developed by a consortium of sustainable finance academics from ICHEC Brussels Management School, ULB and UNamur, supported by an advisory board composed of sustainable finance experts from the field.

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Transitioning to a low-carbon, resilient and truly sustainable economy is a real challenge and requires more literacy in sustainable finance.

With this Masterclass, we aim to equip influential leaders with the knowledge and networks required to better integrate sustainable finance in their daily decisions.


For high level professionals who want to transform their practices towards sustainability. For those who realize they need to understand how finance impacts societal challenges such as climate, food, housing, biodiversity, culture, or energy.

Leaders from all spheres welcome: corporates, associations,universities, administrationsand politics.

Each cohort will have an average of 25 participants, mainly active in Belgium.


Participants engage critically with practices and theories in sustainable finance. They develop knowledge by building on the group’s expertise, and their own. They confront this knowledge with real-world cases presented by field experts.

We cover concepts of active ownership, engagement, divestment, ESG, green bonds, financial inclusion, taxonomies, impact measurement, risk assessment, labels, benchmarks and indices, and systemic thinking.


To complete the Masterclass, participants will have to submit an assignment

Informations complémentaires

Participation to the program will be granted based on the application file (profile and motivation).

This training course is not carried by ICHEC Formation Continue : our reduction rules and training vouchers therefore do not apply.

To complete the Masterclass, participants will have to submit an assignment.



Partial grants available for attendees from the public, nonprofit sector or other interested applicants.


In 6 half days + Closing session with a conference.

Classes will take place once a month on Friday afternoon, starting with a lunch at 12.30 PM and ending at 5.30PM.


  • Friday, October 18, 2024
  • Friday, November 8, 2024
  • Friday, November 22, 2024
  • Friday, December 6, 2024
  • Friday, January 17, 2025
  • Friday, February 7, 2025


Sustainable Finance Masterclass (SuFi)


  • The purpose of finance
  • Origin and purpose of finance
  • Origin of sustainable finance
  • Financial instruments
  • Changing landscape
  • Private and public actors in the financial system


  • From financial inclusion to social taxonomy
  • Financial inclusion
  • Social banking
  • Mobile banking


  • Systemic thinking
  • The limits of our models and metrics
  • An introduction to complex systems and systemic thinking


  • Measuring risk and impact
  • Macro level focus
  • Central banking: climate risk assessment and public policies
  • Rating and label agencies
  • Sustainability legislation : European taxonomy, etc


  • ESG and beyond
  • Micro level focus
  • Sustainable investment strategies
  • Impact investing
  • Impact measurement
  • Engagement


  • Shaping the future
  • Financing the transition
  • New trends
  • Sustainable finance strategy
  • Next steps


Intervenant(s) :

Currently a Professor of Quantitative Methods and Finance at the Université de Namur and faculty member at CORE. PhD in Economics at the Université Paris Nanterre and CREST-INSEE.
DUMAS Christel
Associate professor at ICHEC Brussels Management School. Head of the research center. PhD from Ghent University on Responsible investment mainstreaming. Member of the Triodos Bank Belgium Advisory Board, of KBC AM's SRI advisory committee and KBC Group's CSR advisory committee, of the Solifin Ethics Committee, of Ethibel's Register Committee, of the Belgian Sustainable Finance Label Partnership Screening Committee.
Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM), ULB. Co-Director of the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), and Director of the Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement (CEESE). Scientific Coordinator of the European Microfinance Programme (EMP).